Mauricio Pochettino reflects on an emotional finale at White Hart Lane


Tottenham could not have given White Hart Lane a more fitting send-off.

Spurs secured their highest league finish for 54 years with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United, though it was an afternoon where the football took a sideline.

It was always going to be an occasion of exceptional emotion. From the South-East corner rocking with chants of ‘We are Tottenham, from the Lane’ to the farewell ceremony’s operatic versions of ‘When the Spurs go marching in’ and ‘Glory, Glory Hallelujah’, it’s a game no Tottenham fan will ever forget.

Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane had put the game to bed before Wayne Rooney’s consolation goal, but the main event was arguably yet to come. Glenn Hoddle, Ledley King, and David Ginola probably got the biggest cheers of the afternoon as club legends were paraded in the centre circle, but a good chunk of the fans’ adoration was reserved for the entrance of Mauricio Pochettino as the Argentine followed the current squad onto the pitch.

Pochettino does indeed appear to be magic, as the song goes. Tottenham will now end the season as the only team to remain unbeaten at home and with a bright future ahead.

Check out the boss’ comments after the game in his post-match press conference.

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